We’re almost hesitant to mention this idea because so many people like to shoot the messenger. But we think studying Plato should be required by every student. That doesn’t mean a full course, but a couple Socratic dialogues and readings from The Republic would be sufficient.
So here’s a thought: start a monthly dinner club where you discuss the works of Plato.
All it would takes are a few intellectually-inclined students interested in spending a few hours each month broadening their minds and engaging with some foundation texts of Western philosophy. The key is finding a suitable professor or Jesuit who can facilitate the discussion and a quiet location to hold the gathering (we recommend the dining room in the JesRes). .
For those who need a quick introduction to Plato, watch this . . .